Altering the background:
-The human brain needs to be guided to look at something of a design. This is why we want the focus of the photo for this project to be the person rather than the background.
STEP 1: Select the background with the polygonal lasso tool.
STEP 2: then a guasian blur, then image adust > curves.
STEP 1: Use the pen tool to make a path to be made a selection. Make sure it's the middle one in the top left corner so there is no fill.
STEP 2: Window > Paths. Use this window to convert to a selection. Continue to blur and image adjust.